12:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
There's just no question that Lake Erie is Ohio's finest fishing hole with near world class walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, and other species waiting for a hook. And most of us don't mind sharing gas money with a few friends to fish there or paying a larger sum for a headboat, even $300 to $400 for a six pack, though that price can be shared with friends, too. But now and again I like to go up and just go fishing, which means loafing along a bank or pier drowning nightcrawlers or minnows, and catching ordinary species that might range from carp to sheepshead and yellow perch to white perch and channel cats.
12:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Aaron Phillips of Norwalk is the president of the Baldwin-Wallace College Marching Band. The B-W Marching Band was revived last year, following a more than 30 year absence. The organization's return was made possible by Del Spitzer '51, an alumnus and longtime trustee of the college. Kenneth Mehalko '61, directs the 90-member band. Phillips, son of Tom and Carol Phillips, is a senior at B-W and is majoring in public relations. Along with being president of the marching band, he is secretary of B-W's student senate, the public relations chair of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and works in B-W's admissions office. Phillips graduated from Norwalk High School in 2004.
12:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
A sheriff's deputy has been dismissed from a lawsuit over a June 2005 sexual assault, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ruled Friday. Sgt. Annette McLaughlin said she investigated a Willard West Road, Willard, underage drinking complaint based on a tip which also involved the suspected sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman.
12:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
An 18-year-old Ashland man pleaded guilty Friday to repeatedly sexually abusing a boy who is four years younger than himself. Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler recommended Jeffrey M. Siron be classified as a habitual sex offender when he is sentenced Nov. 7. That label would require Siron to register his address every six months for the next 25 years after he is released from prison.
12:15 PM Jul 25, 2010
Adrianna Louder and her friend Brandy Wagner were riding their bicycles up and down Newton Street when they saw the fire. It was just before 7 p.m. Friday. "We saw smoke coming out of the window," Louder said. "I pointed to it and said, 'Fire! Fire!' She said, 'Let's go. ... We just got on our bikes and took off."
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
SEPT. 21, 1974 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
MILAN - Edison High School senior Evan Cotznell has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program, Principal Jeff Goodwin announced. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Goodwin to this scholastically talented senior.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk has a drug problem. Quantifying that problem is difficult. It's impossible to say, of course, just how many people are using drugs.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
The Hartland Rack on Riders equestrian youth club will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the driveway of Dominoes Pizza in Norwalk to benefit saddlebred rescue. Payment is by donation.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with breaking into a relative's home. Steven M. Smith, 34, of 3571 Austin Drive, is accused of stealing some power tools, one rifle and one long gun from a Willard home, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Smith was charged with burglary and theft of firearms after Howard interviewed him Tuesday in connection with Sunday's incident.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
A Willard man must post a $30,000 bond before being released from custody in connection with breaking into a relative's home. Steven M. Smith, 34, of 3571 Austin Drive, is accused of stealing some power tools, one rifle and one long gun from a Willard home, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Smith was charged with burglary and theft of firearms after Howard interviewed him Tuesday in connection with Sunday's incident.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
HIGHWAY PATROL Walter B. Johnston, 53, New London, hit a deer Wednesday on Ohio 60.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
When Bob and Jean Spettle headed to New York for a vacation, they never dreamed of nationwide publicity - especially for standing in the rain. After standing in the rain for more than two hours waiting to get into "LIVE with Regis and Kelly,' however, Bob has been immortalized as "Bob the Wet Guy' and winner of the Relly Award for Favorite Real Person: Male.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Christie Lane School will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Formal ceremonies will acknowledge the individuals served, their families and supporters.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Huron County Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland grunted as he used a crow bar to open one of the wooden crates. Sutherland and Deputy Randy Chase were opening four crates, about 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide, in the sheriff's office garage just hours after a U.S. 250 traffic stop Thursday afternoon north of Milan. In the reinforced crates were eight large packages of marijuana, wrapped in several layers of plastic.
12:10 PM Jul 25, 2010
Swimming, bike-riding and playing in general are quintessential summer activities for children. Ten-year-old Norwalk resident Marianne DeWitt wanted to partake this summer, but couldn't. It's not that the Main Street School fifth-grader had misbehaved far from it.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
I just received some good news. The Cure have rescheduled their fall tour for late spring/early summer 2008.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's well-known in local history that the city of Willard was known as Chicago or Chicago Junction until 1917. A century or more ago there was a great deal of news from that corner of the county due to railroad activity bringing in so many strangers to the area. It was also the era when tramps were commonly found on trains and hanging around the yards. As soon as any crime took place, a railroad tramp was suspected and one was usually arrested and considered guilty until proven innocent. On Aug. 14, 1899, the John Miller family lived three miles west of Plymouth and south of Chicago (now Willard, that is). About midnight a daughter, Amy Miller, heard a noise and looked out the window. Four masked men were standing in the yard armed with two revolvers and carrying a large post. They smashed in the front door but could not find the staircase at first. They finally came upstairs even though another Miller daughter threw a carpet sweeper at them. They shot back and narrowly missed her.
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
You remember the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." That's the situation facing a group of people in Norwalk. Mayor Sue Lesch has established the performing arts task force, which is facing a two-fold question can you bring the arts to town, and if you do, will people come?
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
As many of you already know, I have a daughter who is spending the year in China. What you may be surprised to know is that I saw her on Saturday. No, I did not pay the $1,400 round trip airfare to travel to China. I saw her on my computer, thanks to a device known as a "Web cam."
12:05 PM Jul 25, 2010
The city of Norwalk will hold its household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Huron County administration building, 180 Milan Ave. Identification showing proof of city of Norwalk residency is required at the collection site. No commercial drops will be accepted.